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Old December 29th, 2009, 11:52 AM   #1
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HMC150- boom mic

Hello everyone, currently I'm writing my first indie film and plan on shooting in the summer. Can someone recommend a decent boom mic that I can attach to my HMC150. I don't have a huge budget so anything on the cheap side with decent audio will work!!

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Old December 29th, 2009, 01:15 PM   #2
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I love the Røde NTG-1. I have one on my DVC30 and have used it on a boom as well. It's an awesome mic for the money.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 03:59 PM   #3
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What kind of money are you wanting to spend?
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Old December 30th, 2009, 12:50 AM   #4
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Hello everyone, currently I'm writing my first indie film and plan on shooting in the summer. Can someone recommend a decent boom mic that I can attach to my HMC150. I don't have a huge budget so anything on the cheap side with decent audio will work!!

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Any mic attached to the camera is going to deliver profoundly inferior results, as compared to getting the mic off the camera and up on a boom pole.

The #1 most-important thing for good dialogue recording is to get the mic as close as you possibly can to the source of the sound. I'd much rather have a $150 Azden on a boom, than a $1,000 Sennheiser 416 mounted on the camera.

The only time mounting a mic on the camera is acceptable would be for something like news shooting.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 10:04 AM   #5
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Thanks Barry, you're the man!!
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Old December 30th, 2009, 05:20 PM   #6
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i second the Rode NTG-1. it's form factor is perfect for the 150, and it runs on
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Old December 30th, 2009, 06:01 PM   #7
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For a reasonably decent low cost mic, I really like the Azden SGM-2X. It's basically like getting 2 mics in one (an omni and a shotty - interchangeable barrels). You sure couldn't buy 2 better mics separately for less.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 10:55 PM   #8
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Last week I picked up the B&H boom kit with the Rode NTG-3. Seriously, the mic is amazing and if you hurry you can get the blimp for a buck! I also ended up getting the Sound Devices MM-1 preamp which allows headphone monitoring at the mic and I will be able to plug it into my wireless rig for real freedom!
That said, Rode makes good stuff and I'm sure the NTG-1 or 2 sound great as well!
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Old March 11th, 2010, 02:27 PM   #9
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I'm thinking of getting this Mic

MXL | FR-304 Professional Shotgun Microphone | FR-304 | B&H

and this boom

K-Tek | KE-69 Avalon Series Aluminum Boompole (Uncabled) | KE-69

And this cable

Audio-Technica | 3-pin XLR Male to 3-pin XLR Female | AT8314-20

Do you guys know what wind shield I could use? FYI, I've never used a boom mic before so this is all new to me. What do you guys think of this set up for my HMC150?
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